Webber-Camden Neighborhood Organization
Monthly Board Meeting
January 6th, 2022 — 6:30-8:30 PM
Board/Staff Attendees: Em Matson (Staff), Patricia Deinhart-Bauknight (Staff), Jane Riley Best (Treasurer), Rayshawn Gravdal (Staff), Krystin Eldridge (At Time of Meeting, Vice Chair), Paul Arllen, Eric Hoffer (Secretary), Maria Ahlgren (Staff), Monica Colberg, Daniel LaCroix, Kip Vantrease.
Additional Community Attendees: Kevin Johnson, Peggy Clarke, Deanna A., Mark Webb, Jessica Buckholz, Amanda Dobbs.
6:35 PM Call to Order: Krystin Eldrige, Acting Chair
6:36 PM Approved meeting agenda
6:38 PM Board member introductions
Everyone shared names, roles, and a hope for the New Year.
6:50 PM Reviewed November and December (Annual) Meeting Minutes
MOVED (by Eric) to accept November and December meeting minutes.
SECONDED by Jane.
6:55 PM Discussed moving board meetings to another recurring day.
Agreed to move board meetings to 2nd Monday of the Month.
7:00 PM Finance Report
Got the report back from the accountant right before the meeting, so we didn’t have much time to review, but we are in the black and looking solid headed into 2022! [The primary financial report is an open report if any organization/neighborhood member would like to view it]
7:05 PM Acceptance of Kevin Aldwaik’s Resignation
MOVED (by Monica): The WCNO accept Kevin Aldwaik’s resignation from the WCNO Board, including his role of Treasurer.
SECONDED by Eric.
(As a result, Kevin Aldwaik is no longer on the WCNO Board and will be removed as a check signer for the organization.)
7:10 PM Safety Program Funding Request
Discussed how we need to clearly communicate the nature of the program, how to access dollars, and what the guidelines are. Additionally, we should highlight what other neighbors have done, including lighting and Ring cameras.
Peggy suggested some increased clarity of process for voting and approval when it comes to a financial commitment of this nature.
MOVED (by Monica): The WCNO approve the directing of $10,000 toward building a Neighborhood Safety Fund, through which neighborhood residents and nonprofits can apply for building safety equipment, within approved guidelines.
SECONDED by Paul.
7:25 PM Executive Director’s Report & Youth Program Update
Patricia shared about her work the last month, including prep for the recent annual meeting and board training.
Patricia, Maria, and Rayshawn shared more about Rayshawn’s position and further explained the programming that’s come through the Office of Violence Prevention grant. For example, an intern from PHHS and the forming of a Northside Youth Community Council. More OVP Youth Outreach Organizers will be hired soon.
7:35 PM Presentation and Q&A with Ariah Fine from City of Minneapolis NCR Department.
Ariah shared some basics about how neighborhood organizations function and invited us to share questions as we go forward.
7:50 PM Non-Board WCNO Community Members Logged Off, and the Board Continued with Training and the Remainder of Executive Committee Elections.
Krystin Eldridge elected Chair.
Kip Vantrease elected Vice Chair.
Next training: January 31st at 6:30pm (Zoom).
Next Board Meeting: February 14th at 6:30pm (Zoom).
8:15 PM Meeting Adjourned
Respectfully submitted by Eric Hoffer, WCNO Secretary (1/12/22).